John J. Goblirsch, 83, of rural Redwood Falls and recently of Morgan, died Saturday, December 15, 2012 at the Springfield Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2012 from St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Morgan. Private burial will be held in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Clements. Visitation will be held Friday, December 21, 2012, from 9:30 until 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church.
Arrangements are with Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via www.nelsonmartinfuneralservice.com.
John Joseph Goblirsch, the son of Wenzel and Anna (Schwab) Goblirsch, was born January 7, 1929 in Redwood Falls. He grew up on the family farm in New Avon Township. John received his formal education in the nearby country school.
He farmed with his father, ultimately taking over operation of the home farm. Following his retirement from farming, John helped his nephews with the harvest every year.
On August 18, 1990, John married Bernice Johnson. They resided on the home farm until moving into Morgan a few months ago.
John is survived by his wife Bernice of Morgan; his nephews Donovan Goblirsch of Gilbert, Jim Goblirsch of Henderson, Gerald Goblirsch of Kerkhoven and Denis Goblirsch of Redwood Falls and many great- nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Herb and Vernon; his sister Marion Otto; his nephew Ronald Goblirsch and his great-nephew Michael Goblirsch.
Blessed be his memory.